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Boat Maintenance Tips

Blog articles on looking after and improving your dinghy, keelboat, or SUP, including articles showing how to repair or fix issues.

Little Boat Bimble - a Threaded Deck Bush

By Steve Cockerill 2nd October 2020

Sometimes a new product comes along that deserves a little more explanation.   Why do small things cause so much irritation? Let's make it better. It can be so irritating when the deck bush comes out of the thwart, Allen's new threaded deck bush solves the issue once and for all. If you need to remake your continuous control lines at the same time why not use some neat Rooster Easy Splice - with its wide range of colours. But if you, like me, like to keep it consistent - Red will be Kicker and Blue the Cunningham. Happy bimbling....

Chinese Rope Trick and 12 Braid Spicing

  I love doing this trick.  I love watching the faces of those I demonstrate this to as they smile...

By Steve Cockerill 2nd October 2020

Riveting Video on Riveting :)

The video tells it all - except where to buy the rivets... Rooster hold many styles of rivets. Rivets are...

By Steve Cockerill 2nd October 2020

How to Mend a Leaking Topper

  Leaks are bad news but there are only so many places that water can possibly get into a Topper....

By Dave Cockerill 2nd October 2020

SPC - Splice-able Polyester Control from Rooster

It's not often that we change rope at Rooster. We have done this to help you to avoid changing them...

By Steve Cockerill 2nd October 2020